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Workers compensation form.

You don’t need us to tell you how stressful the holidays can be — especially if you work in certain types of industries. People who work in retail, shipping, logistics, warehouses, and travel or for the postal service know this all too well. But when times are stressful, it can become more likely for people

A teenager serves a customer in a fast food restaurant.

Teens play an important role in the workforce. Even though they’re only just starting to enter the working world, workers under the age of 24 represented about 12% of the entire American workforce in 2020. But while many people in this age range are only working on a part-time basis, that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re

A fatigued worker wearing an orange hard hat holds his head.

When people talk about common causes of workplace injuries, they tend to talk about things like falls, overexertion, transportation accidents, and exposure to harmful substances. But when you get right down to it, what are the root causes that lead to those types of events? Very often, fatigue can be cited as a contributing factor. 

Gloves, sponges, and cleaning products.

When teens start thinking about getting their first job, they generally don’t think about them in terms of opportunities to work with chemicals. But while teens aren’t working in places like scientific laboratories, chemicals are widely used in many other types of jobs that teens may find themselves working. For example, sanitation is crucial anywhere

Vegetables on display in a grocery store.

For teens just starting to enter the workforce for the first time, their first job might be at their neighborhood grocery store. Pew Research estimated that in July 2020, 24.5% of all employed teens worked in the retail industry. But whether this means ringing up purchases as a cashier, helping to keep shelves stocked, or

Teen worker handing tray of food to elderly man

For many people, their first foray into the working world is a part-time job at a local fast food restaurant. And with many restaurants dealing with labor shortages because of the COVID pandemic and offering extra incentives to attract new employees, part-time fast food jobs may be very enticing to teens looking to earn some

Packages are placed next to the driver in the front seat of a car while being delivered.

For many newly licensed drivers, having a car can mean more options when it comes to employment. Without having to rely on other people for rides or public transportation or having to ride a bike or walk, it can be a lot easier for them to get to and from work. Or perhaps they’re hoping

The back of a woman wearing a lifeguard shirt is seen as she watches a pool and holds a life preserver.

When teens get their first jobs, it often falls into one of a few common categories, like restaurant employee, retail employee, and babysitter. Back in the old days, you could include newspaper delivery on that list. But another popular option for teens looking to earn some extra money is by working as a lifeguard at

Roof Work Safety Tips

Friday, 06 August 2021 by
Roofers installing a roof.

There’s no doubt about it: roofers provide vital services. But as important as it is for people and businesses to have sturdy, functional roofs on the buildings they occupy, the work can be extremely risky for roofers. Construction work in general comes with a lot of risks, but roofing can be particularly dangerous types of

Man delivering three boxes of pizza.

Pizza delivery services — and delivery of other types of food — are in high demand. Between lingering pandemic-related concerns about dining in at crowded restaurants and the general convenience of having food delivered, there’s certainly plenty of work available for delivery drivers. And with so many restaurants hiring right now, it can seem like

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